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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Picket line

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Union banners May Day march New York late '40s

country of origin: United States

Men chopping and sawing wood

country of origin: Angola

Khrushchev sitting in chair

country of origin: former USSR

Fence, women and children in shacks on other side

country of origin: Israel

Stills and footage of demonstations, strikes, picket lines, newspaper cuttings, military fights with workers, man put into ambulance, confrontations, workers waving sticks

country of origin: United States

Warsaw Ghetto

country of origin: former USSR

Insides of houses full of rubble

country of origin: Angola

1906 uprising in Cuba (stills)

country of origin: Czech Republic

Labour banners

country of origin: United Kingdom

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